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Uh oh...Villanova's vote delayed
Looks like something went down at the Big East meeting today. Big East not ready to sign off on VU's plans.

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(04-10-2011 09:54 PM)KnightTower Wrote:  Looks like something went down at the Big East meeting today. Big East not ready to sign off on VU's plans.

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Nice find. Thanks.
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So either they expand their own stadium, they use Franklin field, or share with the Phillie's. My bet is Franklin field.
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This is bizarre, you'd think the BE football members would have all been on board if they had given Nova even an "informal" invite. But I share their concern about the stadium - when will the expansion happen to 30k, assuming it happens? It's still not an ideal situation, even at 30k.

And this with programs out there like ECU that is getting 50k, UCF, Houston - with those type of candidates out there and available, I can see why some programs might be hesitant about Nova.
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(04-10-2011 09:57 PM)canewton Wrote:  So either they expand their own stadium, they use Franklin field, or share with the Phillie's. My bet is Franklin field.

Playing in an 18,000 seat soccer stadium 20 miles from campus vs. playing in a 115 year old stadium on another school's campus 10 miles from campus.

Hmmm...
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We can only speculate that the stadium was the issue, if so, I doubt the phillies want them to screw up their field. I believe the final date is June something so Nova has less than 2 months to convince the BE that can make it work.
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(04-10-2011 10:04 PM)jaredf29 Wrote:  We can only speculate that the stadium was the issue, if so, I doubt the phillies want them to screw up their field. I believe the final date is June something so Nova has less than 2 months to convince the BE that can make it work.

June 1st is the date another school has to leave its conference by in order to play in the Big east in 2012, right? So...a little over a month and a half.
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(04-10-2011 10:06 PM)KnightTower Wrote:  
(04-10-2011 10:04 PM)jaredf29 Wrote:  We can only speculate that the stadium was the issue, if so, I doubt the phillies want them to screw up their field. I believe the final date is June something so Nova has less than 2 months to convince the BE that can make it work.

June 1st is the date another school has to leave its conference by in order to play in the Big east in 2012, right? So...a little over a month and a half.

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RE: Uh oh...Villanova's vote delayed
(04-10-2011 10:04 PM)jaredf29 Wrote:  We can only speculate that the stadium was the issue, if so, I doubt the phillies want them to screw up their field. I believe the final date is June something so Nova has less than 2 months to convince the BE that can make it work.

The conditions given by the Big East may not be that easy, for a reason. During this wait...I'm guessing that the BE had a lot of re-evaluating going on. Nova may just take their name out of the hat all together if the conditions aren't feasable. I think the BE moves forward without them.
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RE: Uh oh...Villanova's vote delayed
(04-10-2011 10:08 PM)Borncoog74 Wrote:  
(04-10-2011 10:06 PM)KnightTower Wrote:  
(04-10-2011 10:04 PM)jaredf29 Wrote:  We can only speculate that the stadium was the issue, if so, I doubt the phillies want them to screw up their field. I believe the final date is June something so Nova has less than 2 months to convince the BE that can make it work.

June 1st is the date another school has to leave its conference by in order to play in the Big east in 2012, right? So...a little over a month and a half.

Before July 1st 12:01am

Ah. So 2.5 months.

Like I said elsewhere, this could be an easy jumping-off point for everyone involved.

Villanova could say: We tried. We wanted to. But the stadium issues weren't in order. Down the road when those issues become more feasable, we may try to move up again.
The Big East could say: We want Villanova, really, we do. But their stadium idea doesn't meet muster. If in the future they want to move up, they have priority. But for now, we're expanding to 10 football members. Moving on...
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